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"Federal Appeals Court - Greenhouse Gas Emitters Can Be Subject to Federal Common Law Nuisance Liability" LexisNexis

Jenner & Block’s Climate Change and Clean Technology Law practice group recently published a client advisory with LexisNexis. entitled “Federal Appeals Court -- Greenhouse Gas Emitters Can Be Subject to Federal Common Law Nuisance Liability” analyzes how in a “ground-breaking decision for global warming litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that eight states, New York City, and three land trusts could bring public nuisance claims against owners of some of the largest U.S. electric power plants, alleging that the plants’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions contribute to global warming.”  The Firm article was authored by Partner Gabrielle Sigel and Associates Patricia L. Boye-Williams, Jennifer L. Cassel, Allison A. Torrence and Michael R. Strong.